Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 245
SilkAir - KrisFlyer
Member since 28 Mar 2017
Total posts 9
As a small, and exclusively full fee paying F flying female, I find the cabin crew more than willing to have a chat with anyone who is friendly, polite and takes an interest in the conversation. Qantas F is infinitely superior to EK but does not come close to SQ; and as QF ditches Melbourne F, back to SQ I run.
Member since 29 Jul 2013
Total posts 24
I've flown QF First between SYD and LAX on three round trips in the past six months and could not find anything to fault. Cabin and crew were all presented in tip top condition, F&B was on par and service was appropriately warm and friendly. Agree that the toilets could be a little larger. To the previous commentors remarks about service being more deferential to wealthy, middle-aged caucasian males; on one of my trips I was travelling with my EA who is a late-20's, immigrant female, on another trip I was travelling with sister and they both were treated exactly the same way as all the other pax in First. That said I have observed a slightly more attentive, some may say fawning, approach from crew members who are dealing with their most regular guests. I have also experienced this first-hand from one crew member who I have met several times, but for the most part my experience and observation has been cabin service that is consistent and egalitarian.
Member since 04 Apr 2014
Total posts 134
Member since 22 Oct 2012
Total posts 204
I've flown F on both QF & EK, and I far prefer QF's offering. Whilst the bathroom on EK is outstanding, and the bar is excellent, the seat space in EK F is miserable, with benches all around hemmng you in. The space in the QF F seat is excellent, and the bed is heavenly. Why is it so spacious on the QF? EK's F is in the narrower upstairs and is 4 across, whilst QF's F is in the wider downstairs and is only 3 across. Simple.
Member since 04 Jun 2015
Total posts 73
Member since 01 Apr 2011
Member since 20 Mar 2014
Total posts 15
Member since 24 Nov 2014
Total posts 3
There's no chip on your shoulder...
Thanks for double checking that we've realised you're a doctor too. We're all proud of you. ;)
Ah, your sarcastic disdain is not very well disguised. I'm guessing a chauvinist without any (known) health problems? Here's hoping you yourself never have a medical emergency on board, nor one of your fellow passengers, as the absence of willing medical responders on flights often results in flights being diverted and chaos for passengers travel plans, let alone bad outcomes for the poor patient. Look out, PaulST, karma can be a b$%@&..... 😉
Member since 30 May 2014
Total posts 16
Originally Posted by Gastrogirl :
Originally Posted by PaulST :
Oh my goodness. You've done it again.
(btw I thoroughly enjoy working with and respect most of my female medical colleagues)
Member since 28 Jul 2016
Total posts 68
I think it is not going downhill.
Member since 13 Feb 2016
Total posts 40
Thanks everyone - perhaps I should just enjoy the experience and be thankful.
Member since 28 Jun 2017
Total posts 1
Not comparable with the middle east carries or SQ. Old product, poor food, average wines and sporadic spots of good service. We have had champagne run out before take off on a flight to LA from Sydney. They only load 4 bottles of premium champagne for first class for a 12+ hour flight for all first class passengers on the A380. When you raise issues with Qantas afterwards you are fobbed off. But for the access to the US it's hard to imagine how Qantas First is a choice compared to Emirates or SQ.
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